Textual thesaurus for "idea"

(noun) estimate, estimation, approximation

an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

an estimate of what it would cost; a rough idea how long it would take

(noun) thought

the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

it was not a good idea; the thought never entered my mind

(noun) mind

your intention; what you intend to do

he had in mind to see his old teacher; the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

(noun) theme, melodic theme, musical theme

(music) melodic subject of a musical composition

the theme is announced in the first measures; the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it